JAMMU, Aug 10: Jammu and Kashmir will soon have a first private corneal transplant centre at Sainik Colony here named as ‘Arudev I Care For Vision Eye Centre’.
Specialised in treating cornea transplant, Dr Ghazal Pushp sharing about the upcoming project, said that it will be the first cornea (eye) transplant centre in the Jammu and Kashmir and going to be a boon for those having cornea disease.
“Once cornea, the front part of the eye, gets damaged due infection, swelling, injury or any type of inflammation, the person loses vision and gets hopeless of seeing this beautiful world,” the ophthalmologist said adding, “this centre will revive their lost hopes so that they become part of the society as normal individuals.”
Daughter of renowned ophthalmologist of J&K, Dr D P Gupta, Pushp after completing her MBBS from Karnataka, MS from GMC Jammu, did super specialization in cornea transplantation from Shanker Netralaya, Chennai.
“Seeing my family treating eye patients and making them happy over the period of years, I developed interest into this field and chose this profession by choice,” she expressed asserting that it will be first transplant centre in J&K.
“Cornea disease is an irreversible process and its only treatment is surgery,” she said adding that J&K even do not have full-fledged eye bank but once the centre becomes operational, they have to get cornea imported from other parts of the country having the eye banks.
“Cornea transplant will not be a costly affair and its transplantation will be around one hour process,” said the specialist.
Advising people having eye related problems, the doctor said, “one should not take eye related problem casually and avoid self medication. Immediately see a doctor before it is too late.”